The UP Asian Center is accepting applications to its graduate programs on Asian Studies and on Philippine Studies for the second semester, Academic Year 2019–2020, which starts in January 2020. Applications will be accepted until 29 October 2019, 5 pm (excluding weekends and work cancellations).
♦ Master of Arts in Asian Studies (Thesis)
♦ Master in Asian Studies (Nonthesis)
♦ Master of Arts in Philippine Studies (Thesis)
♦ Master in Philippine Studies (Nonthesis)
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
♦ Asian Studies
◊ Northeast Asia (specialization on China, Japan, or Korea)
◊ Southeast Asia
◊ South Asia
◊ West Asia
♦ Philippine Studies
◊ Development Studies
◊ Foreign Relations
◊ Society and Culture
♦ History and Area Studies
♦ Research and Methodology
♦ Politics and Governance
♦ Socioeconomic Development
♦ Culture, Religion, and Society
The Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded atthe journal's website. For other news and upcoming events at the Asian Center, click here.
The UP Asian Center and the UP Open University ASEAN Studies Graduate Program will be holding a Zoom webinar, “ASEAN Centrality: Up Close and Personal,” on 14 August 2020, 2 pm. Featuring Ambassador Elizabeth Buensuceso, the webinar is free and open to the public, but online registration and a Zoom account are required.
The UP Asian Center and the Center for People Empowerment in Governance will hold a public lecture, VFA Termination: New Strategic Moves? by Ericson Baculinao on 2 March 2020, 2 pm–4 pm, UP Asian Center, Diliman, Quezon City.
The UP Asian Center will be holding the public forum, “People’s Mobility in the Time of CoVid-2019,” on 21 February 2020, 1–4:30 pm, at the UP Asian Center, QC. The event is free and open to the public.
The UP Asian Center will be holding a special lecture and debriefing seminar on Japanese society and culture on 20 February 2020, 1 pm–4 pm, UP Asian Center. QC.